Tragic Japanese love story by Puccini

ROH Live Cinema Season continues at Heart of Hawick with Puccini's timeless classic, Madama Butterfly.

Thursday, 9th March 2017, 9:35 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:51 am
Madame Butterfly, Puccini's timeless classic, ROH 2016/17 Live Cinema Season at Heart of Hawick

The inspiration for many Hollywood films and the West End smash-hit Miss Saigon, this world-famous opera follows a young Japanese geisha, Cio-Cio-San, who clings to the belief that her arrangement with an American naval officer, Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton, is a loving and permanent marriage.

In a clash of cultures, hope turns to despair as Cio-Cio-San realises that she has been betrayed, prompting fatal consequences.

This moving opera will be led by Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano. Featuring breath-taking arias, the memorable Flower Duet and moving Humming Chorus, Puccini’s score captures the emotions of Cio-Cio-San’s unbridled happiness and hope to her despondency and pain as she succumbs to her fate.

Screened live on March 30 at 7.15pm.